The audience knows that Juliet only took a sleeping potion, but Romeo thinks she is dead and he created a plan to kill himself. “Let me have/A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear/ As will disperse itself through all the veins/That the life-weary taker may fall dead,/And that the trunk may be discharged of breath/As violently as hasty powder fired/Doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s
As will disperse itself through all the veins/That the life-weary taker may fall dead,/And that the trunk may be discharged of breath/As violently as hasty powder fired/Doth hurry from the fatal cannon ’s womb” (5.1.63-68). Essentially, this is after Romeo hears Juliet is dead and creates a plan to kill himself. In this scene, he is buying a drug from the apothecary that would instantly kill him. Shakespeare personifies the potion to show its power and show the way Romeo is feeling about Juliet's death.
When Balthasar catches word of this, he goes straight to Mantua and tells Romeo. Romeo says he is coming to Verona, but this will be his last time in Verona, he purchases poison on his way to Juliet’s tomb. This signifies that Romeo’s emotions get in the way of his thinking because as soon as he heard about Juliet’s death, he immediately goes to the thought of killing himself to be with her, when someone thinking clearly would ask questions, find out bigger details, and ask someone to reassure the news. When he gets to the tomb, he finds Paris there and he ends up killing him.
Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again that late thou gavest me.” This symbolizes Romeo killing the “villain” of hate (hate for the opposing family). Romeo’s intentions were virtuous as he thought he needed to break up the fight to keep the peace. However, it only increased tension between the Capulets and Montagues. The Capulets were enraged by Tybalt’s death as it got in the way of the wedding.
The story of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a story of betrayal, revenge, and intrigue. Hamlet, the title character discovers that his uncle killed his father and married his mother effectively stealing the throne. Hamlet decides he must kill his uncle Claudius as revenge for what he had done. However, as the new king, Hamlet isn't sure how to get to him, so he decides to fake madness, but his plan backfires as Claudius doesn't trust him and makes sure he is always watched. In his fumbled plan for revenge, Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius, forces Polonius's son Laertes to seek revenge against him, and drives Ophelia crazy causing her to kill herself.
The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions. Is Hamlet Insane?
True love is supposed to be the best. It shouldn't cause you to take the lives of one of your friends and family members, then end up killing yourself. This “love” tortures everyone involved, causing nothing but pain and suffering. For example, in Act 5 Scene 1, Romeo says “An if a man did need a poison now — Whose sale is present death in Mantua— Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him.” (5.1.52-54) Romeo is shown trying to think of who would sell him poison to kill himself just minutes after he discovered Juliet's apparent fate.
“ Lo, here I lie, never to rise again. Thy mother’s poison’d. I am no more. The King, the King’s to blame” (Shakespeare 126). Laetres realized he has been trapped by Claudius, he points out Claudius as the murder.
In particular, Romeo displays this hasty flaw when he reacts to Mercutio’s death by immediately hunting down and killing Tybalt. His instantaneous reaction to kill Paris during their encounter at the family tomb exhibits this flaw as well. On top of these actions, Romeo’s infatuation with Rosaline is introduced very early on in the play, but once he meets Juliet he hastily forgets of his prior love: “Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love then not truly lies in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (2.3.67-70).
After Mercutio dies in Romeo’s arm, Romeo confronts Tybalt, seeking revenge for the death of his friend. Ultimately, he kills Tybalt before realizing his actions. Prince, trying to settle the scene, says, “His fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of Tybalt. (3.1.147)” Prince explains that because Tybalt murdered Mercutio, death was his punishment.
Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way. The actions he committed to were ideally the cause of the death for three major characters .
Romeo’s last words before his death, “Here’s to my love. O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.119-120). In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, get married, and kill themselves for love all behind their parents’ backs. There are 3 people that can be blamed for the death of Romeo and Juliet.
After Romeo gets banished the climax rises because now it makes everything harder for him and Juliet. Whos gonna let their daughter marry someone who killed her cousin? Because of Romeo’s banishment Juliet is forced to fake her own death so she doesn’t have to marry Paris. But Romeo didn’t know it was fake so he Killed himself and Juliet ended up killing herself as well. All because Tybalt couldn’t walk away.
In William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, it is Romeo 's spontaneous action and ignorance to dreams that kills himself, not fortune. The emotional Romeo throughout the play, lets emotions guide him. Due to the death of Mercutio, Romeo is blinded by anger causing him to irresponsibly kill Tybalt. Romeo let his Emotion guide his next action, which was a reckless action leading to the exile of himself. He also believed Balthasar when Balthasar says Juliet died, Romeo then spontaneously decided he will die with Juliet, Creating the Tragic ending of the play.